Trillium by Keith Hammer
Swan Rangers found birds, wildflowers and turtles during their outings this past week!
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Keith Hammer took a wet hike to see his first Trillium of the season in the Swan Range, above.
Ruth Quist also found Trillium, but it is her photo of Yellow violets that appears here, in contrast to . . .
. . . Skip Via's photo of Purple violets!
Ruth also gives us a preview of the May blooming of Oregon grape!
Keith also found some Springbeauty but . . .
. . . Debra Schweitzer wins our far-flung award with her photo of a flowering elm in Greece!
Keith has loved American kestrels since he was a kid, but this was his first sighting of a pair together, with the female on the left!
Keith also came across a Long-billed curlew and . . .
. . . a Wilson's snipe very willing to pose for a photo!
Pat Jaquith came across a Song sparrow indeed singing its heart out, as well as . . .
. . . a group of Yellow-headed blackbirds!
Jan Lord expands our wildlife horizon with this shot of Canada geese that have gotten all their turtles in a row!
In our parting shot, Mary Via shares this photo of what is likely to be her last ski of the season!